Pedestrian bridge collapses onto westbound I-94 in Detroit; no injuries
MDOT says entire bridge over both sides of I-94 must be removed
DETROIT – All lanes of I-94 at Harper Avenue reopened Friday just before 5 p.m. The highway was initially closed after a pedestrian bridge collapsed.
The Townsend Street pedestrian bridge over westbound I-94 collapsed onto the freeway Friday morning.
The pedestrian bridge is a couple blocks west of Van Dyke.
- UPDATE: Both directions of I-94 are now closed at I-75 in Detroit.
A truck that was too tall to be driven under the bridge struck the bridge.
Michigan State Police said no one was injured.
MDOT: Full bridge must come down
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) said it determined the entire bridge will need to be removed. Both directions of I-94 are now shut down for bridge demolition, according to (MDOT).
MDOT said the timeline for crews to be finished with demolishing the bridge is to be determined.
MDOT posted a video of the demo:
Demo is fast & noisy. pic.twitter.com/v3ElZU5uqc— MDOT - Metro Detroit (@MDOT_MetroDet) March 27, 2020
This next image shows the truck that is believed to have struck the bridge:
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